UK Grunge pop band Hands Off Gretel have announced their 17 date UK summer album tour for June/ July.
“If you’re a fan of Gwen Stefani style swagger or Nirvana-esque grunge, then you are going love Hands Off Gretel. “ Classic Rock Magazine
The band self released their sophomore album “I Want the World’ on 29th March on their own label, Puke Pop Records. They celebrated by selling out both album launch shows, including Nambucca in London. They continue to get rave reviews on their new album from across the industry.
“Brimming with Clever Arrangements and nifty musical tricks . Hands Off Gretel make a lasting impression” 4/5 Kerrang Magazine
In Tate, they’ve got a voice and presence with a unique combination of snarl and sweetness. And that novel pairing extends beautifully to the band’s sound throughout this release 4/5 Louder Than War
“A beautifully brutal album […] an early contender for my album of the year” [9/10] Original Rock
“Hands Off Gretel are at the top of their game at the moment and it feels as if they are on the cusp of blowing up.” Mind Noise Network
Industry tastemakers ‘This Feeling’ have tipped them for “Big in 2019’ and Spotify have included them in their #HotNewBands playlist. The band have also been getting a good amount of radio airplay since the release with John Kennedy Radio X who chose ‘Its My Fault’ for ‘Track of the Day’ Steve Lamacq also played ‘Big Boy’ on his Recommends show on 6 Radio.
Four of the singles released from the album have also been played frequently on BBC Sheffield Introducing, Planet Rock and Kerrang Radio, with Sophie K playing ‘Its My Fault’ as her song of the week in March and “I Want The World’ making the Kerrang Spotify playlist.
Hands Off Gretel are a sassy alternative grunge pop band from South Yorkshire. The band is Lauren Tate (guitar, vox), Sean Bon (guitar) Sam Hobbins (drums) and Becky Baldwin (bass)
They have bounced back from the Pledge Music crisis stronger than ever, with the fanbase really getting behind the band when the crowd funding platform went bust earlier this year, taking all their fans money for pre-orders. They quickly set up their own label and have distributed over 2,000 albums through their website alone.
There’s certainly a buzz of excitement around the band at the moment which they now look to take on the road.
25th May – Call of the Wold festival, Lincoln 6th June – Key Club Leeds 7th June – Retro Bar Manchester 8th June – Arts Club – Liverpool 9th June – Hare & Hounds Birmingham 20th June – Bodega – Nottingham 21 June – Club For Bach – Cardiff 22 June – the 1865 Southampton 23rd June – Suburbs/Holroyd – Guildford 27th June – B2 – Norwich 28th June – Esquires – Bedford
4th July – The louisiana – Bristol 5th July – Shackwell Arms – London 6th July – The Prince Albert – Brighton 10th July – Fulford Arms York 11th July – Think Tank – Newcastle 12th July – Broadcast – Glasgow 13th July – Bannermans – Edinburgh 22nd July – Amplified Festival, Gloucestershire
4th August – Rebellion, Blackpool 31st August – Lindisfarne Festival, Berwick upon Tweed www.handsoffgretel.co.uk www.facebook.com/handsoffgretel